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Interventional Radiology (IR) is an exciting and growing medical specialty that enables doctors to perform surgical procedures to diagnose, treat and cure a variety of conditions in a minimally invasive way. IR uses a combination of catheter-based procedures and imaging technology, such as ultrasound and digital X-ray, to diagnose and treat disease. It focuses on blood vessels and the lymphatic system and can treat a wide range of conditions from cancer to infertility.
According to United Nations population estimates, 16% of the world’s population will be older than 65 by 2050, pointing to a rising need for safer, more efficient, and less expensive medical procedures. Most IR treatments are alternatives to procedures that once required open surgery.
From a single incision, interventional technologists and radiologists can work together to:
Benefits of interventional radiology for patients compared to traditional surgery include:
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